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for three days of debate preparation. his performance could blunt romney's place in the poll. the stage is being set. the ring, if you will. >> think the stakes are enormous, particularly for the president. >> reporter: round one went to romney. the second round, biden got obama back in the fight, even if the overall debate with ryan was a draw. now with three days away, the candidates in their corners. mitt romney in boston the. president in williamsburg, virginia. taking three days off the campaign trail for practice. the president watched the polls tighten after the first debate. with romney moving ahead in virginia in one poll. >> how are you? >> reporter: team owe what tells us the president will go after romney on his tax cut plans and his ideas for winding down the war in afghanistan. in tuesday's debate, audience members will ask the questions in the town hall format. >> he's got to be able to go on offense without being offensive to the audience. he's got to go on offense and defend his vision, his path to where he'd take the country in the second term. >> i had a debate about
expect we'll see. >> some momentum for mitt romney in those national polls, the daily tracking national polls. he's definitely picked up. also has a lot more excitement with his crowds right now and it seems like it's re-energized his campaign but what i'll watch are those polls in the key battleground states like ohio, virginia, florida, colorado, those have to start closing up for mitt romney as well, so far they haven't, in fact, there is a new poll out this morning coming out of the university of denver showing barack obama maintains a four-point lead in colorado. >> and it is the battleground states where this race will be won. >> absolutely. >> very quickly, vice presidential race. any pest depth for a vice presidential debate impacting the trajectory of a race? >> not -- probably one of the most serious debate moments everywhere lloyd bentson took on dan quayle and said you're no jack kennedy but in the end george h.w. bush still won that race. >> george stephanopoulos, thank you very much. great to see you here on the set this morning. george has a big show this morning featurin
everything to do with why he's been doing well in the polls. this is a catch-22 for conservatives, right? mitt romney had to run as a severe conservative to get the nomination. now, he's trying to tack back to the center. and guess what? it works in the polls. centrist voters, swing voters, are looking for a candidate that doesn't have the ideological experience. it comes back to mitt romney as a flip-flopper. someone who is expedient when it comes to policy to create a short-term political goal. it hasn't been exploited by the campaign yet. this is what he said before. this is what he said now. which time was he telling the truth? >> we'll see tuesday night. >> in your opinion, who stands to benefit more from a town hall format? >> the president draws off crowds. this will be good for him. nondomestic issues, social issues, that puts mitt romney in a tricky spot reaching towards the center. >> tuesday night, we'll have the debate at 9:00 eastern. >>> and tomorrow on "this week," you'll hear from rob portman and beau biden. >>> we're going to turn to "operation dotcom," the police sting
cap it and finally get us on track to balanced budget. >> romney campaign has been reenergize following his strong debate performance last week. the poll are narrowing. president obama has now just a slight lead over his opponent with 4 election to go until election day. tightening poll are putting more pressure on the thursday vice president debate between ryan and biden. you can watch it here on thursday starting at 6:00 o'clock. >>> you might feel it. there is a change in the air. sandy is here with the first look at the forecast. sandy. >> yes. that change may include the possibility of needing umbrella. of let's check out live doppler 7 hd and show you what we are keeping its eye on. we have our own doppler and looking carefully here this is what it is watching. some moisture off the coast line. highlighting it for you. as we take you in to the mount saint helena area it's tracking any moisture for you on our radar. if any rainfall does develop, it will pick it up first. located on mount saint helena once again and potential for wet weather w1 home tomorrow co
obama took a romantic break from the campaign trail. >> mitt romney had the campaign trail all to himself. the republican contender stumped for votes in the critical state of florida. >> i'm counting on florida to win this for me on november 6th. >> the battleground polling, florida has turned into a must-win for the romney campaign. ann romney expressed confidence in her husband's chances there. >> he stopped by an office in florida and brought pizza and a pep talk. >> we appreciate the help you are giving us. >> otherwise it was a strangely quiet day on the campaign trail. they raised $181 million in september, the obama campaign. president obama took the day off. they were planning to celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary. the marital milestone fell on wednesday, october 3rd but the president was a bit reoccupied. >> he just want to wish, sweetie, you happy anniversary and a year from now we will not be celebrating it in front of 40 million people. >> this week it's the running meat's turn in the pressure cooker. the vice presidential debate is set for thursday night. >>
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